Here are some recent articles about the bands and Caleb Chapman.
06/05/12 KUTV Channel 2
Utah’s Crescent Super Band, received a prestigious invitation to Carnegie Hall in the “Big Apple.” The band of high school students, under the direction of Caleb Chapman, has amazed audiences worldwide....
11/24/11 Salt Lake Tribune
"Stephanie Brucker needed a new spot to accommodate her growing dance studio...That led Brucker’s company, The Dance Conservatory, to join music educator Caleb Chapman and the directors of On Broadway Music Theatre Academy under one roof, in what could be the first-of-its-kind after-school academy for students interested in three performing arts."
10/11/11 Salt Lake Tribune
“Wait until you see what these 22 musicians can do,” says Chapman, who founded the band as a music major at BYU, in a press release. “We often sell our youth short on what they are able to accomplish, and we don’t ask enough of them. When someone asks them to be the best in the world, it’s amazing to see how they rise up and make that happen ... "
09/20/11 JAZZed Magazine
"For those looking for a savior of jazz education, mild-mannered and sparsely populated Utah probably isn’t high on the list of scouting locations. But that’s where ambitious private teacher-turned-bandleader Caleb Chapman calls home, and he’s gone a long way toward creating one of the most successful youth jazz programs in the country."
12/30/10 Salt Lake Tribune
Crescent Super Band credited as musical highlight of 2010
"Financial pressures may have forced the end of the Park City Jazz Festival, but a high-profile gig by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane at the Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, and the continued success of Caleb Chapman’s Crescent Super Band proved that jazz isn’t dead yet in Utah."
12/27/10 The Park Record
Crescent Super Band to ring in the New Year
"Swing into the New Year when the award-winning and world-renowned Crescent Super Band, comprised of high school students from all over the state, will play a night of big band music in the Zermatt Resort's Bernese Center on Dec. 31."
12/23/10 The Salt Lake Tribune
Caleb Chapman & the Voodoo Orchestra listed as a must see on New Year's Eve
"Outdoor music can be dicey on a cold New Year’s Eve. But I recommend listening to Caleb Chapman & The Voodoo Orchestra at 11 p.m. as you wait for the fireworks show at midnight. The Voodoo Orchestra resurrects the high-energy jump swing of the ’30s and ’40s with Rat Pack swagger, and when you see that the musicians are all between the ages of 15 and 18, you won’t believe your ears."
Crescent Super Band key to Utah's music scene
12/15/10 The Daily Herald
Caleb Chapman and the Crescent Super Band receive national honors
"Caleb Chapman admits living in Utah, particularly along the Wasatch front, has given him an advantage as a music teacher. The emphasis of music and culture in the homes of Utah often puts his students on a more advanced level from the beginning."
12/09/10 The Salt Lake Tribune
Caleb Chapman named International Jazz Educator of the Year
"Claiming the spotlight is an unusual position for the 37-year-old Pleasant Grove musician. He spends most of his time directing the spotlight toward the eight youth bands he leads . . .
For his work directing those bands, featuring more than 100 of the state’s finest young musicians, Chapman was named the John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award by the Berklee College of Music and the Jazz Education Network. He will pick up his award on Jan. 8 at the music educators conference in New Orleans."
12/03/10 The Salt Lake Tribune
Caleb Chapman to play national anthem at sold-out Utah Jazz game
"If you're going to the Utah Jazz game versus the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Dec. 8, be sure to arrive early. Caleb Chapman, director of the best high-school-aged band in the nation, the Crescent Super Band, will be playing the National Anthem on his alto sax."
05/26/10 The Deseret News
Internationally accalaimed jazz from Utah
"I was blown away when I saw the school's bands — Little Big Band, Soul Research Foundation, La Onda Caribena, the Voodoo Orchestra and the Crescent Super Band — crank it out.
It's no wonder these bands have been invited to various jazz festivals across the country and throughout Europe."
04/08/10 City Weekly
Crescent Super Band listed in the prestigious City Weekly "Best of Utah 2010"
"Who are these talented, rhythmic high schoolers who travel the world and rub shoulders with jazz greats? In 2007, DownBeat Magazine named them the top performing arts high school big band in the nation, and we’re guilty of being a little late to the party on that."
04/01/10 Utah Valley Magazine
Caleb Chapman selected as one of Utah Valley's "Fab 50" for 2010
"Serving as many as 1,500 students at once, Caleb’s conservatory gained recognition that invited an affiliation with the renowned
Juilliard School, as well as partnerships with the Berklee College of Music and Utah’s top music organizations like the Utah Symphony and the Gina Bachauer Foundation.
Today, Caleb’s flagship group is the award-winning Crescent Super Band, which is frequently hailed as one of the best professional bands in the world to be comprised entirely of young musicians."
03/22/10 Berklee College of Music
Crescent Super Band listed as highlight of the Berklee Jazz Festival
"Among the other highlights of the day were an electrifying performance by the award-winning Crescent Super Band, a Utah-based collective of young musicians, organized and directed by Caleb Chapman."
12/31/09 The Deseret News
Crescent Super Band listed as one of the top ten Utah concerts of 2009
11/17/09 The Deseret News
Crescent Super Band concert review
"If you weren't at the Bob Mintzer/Crescent Super Band concert, you missed a show.
If you were there, then you know exactly why the Crescent Super Band has a bucket load of awards and accolades. It's that good . . . The show will, without a doubt, be talked about for years to come."
11/14/09 The Deseret News
Crescent Super Band with Bob Mintzer concert preview
"The Crescent Super Band is more than qualified to play with Mintzer. Since its inception in 2001 at the former Music School in Lehi, the 21-piece big-band orchestra comprised of musicians between the ages of 14 and 19 has performed all over the world, including the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy and the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado."